Kieran Biggins, FIBMS, RT- IH (CSMLS)

Kieran is the Transfusion Safety/Quality Coordinator for Alberta Health Services - South Zone, based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He is also the President of the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM).


  • Born and educated in Scotland
  • Emigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1981
  • Married with 3 children all residing in Alberta


1974 - 1981 Glasgow and West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service - Bench Tech.

1981 - 1990 Rh Laboratory in Winnipeg - Supervisor/Bench Technologist

1990- 2002 Blood Bank Laboratory at Lethbridge Regional Hospital and subsequently Chinook Health Region - Supervisor

2002 - 2009 Transfusion Safety Manager, Chinook Health Region, Lethbridge

2009 Transfusion Safety/Quality Coordinator for Alberta Health Services – South Zone


1978 Special Exam in Blood Group Serology and Transfusion

1981 Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences London (FIBMS)

1991 RT Immunohematology/Blood Bank


  • Several publications
  • Numerous presentations at local, provincial and national conventions, seminars and meetings on a variety of transfusion medicine topics


  • CSTM Vice President (2008)
  • Member of the Alberta Wide Transfusion Medicine Group
  • Appointed to the Policy Advisory Committee on Blood Services in Alberta
  • Witness at the Krever Commission Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada
  • Member of AABB

Professional Interests

  • Rh blood group system
  • Rural transfusion medicine services
  • Quality Assurance in transfusion medicine

Personal Interests

  • Genealogy
  • Downhill skiing
  • Trying to rebuild a 1972 MGB Roadster